Stunning Sentosa Cove House, Singapore
Singapore-based architectural practice WOW Architects completed the Sentosa Cove House project. Completed in 2012, this luxury beachfront property is located on the southernmost tip of Sentosa Island, Singapore.
This luxury beachfront property’s unique location provides it with unobstructed views of the ocean all round, and is marked by the light beacon ‘Sentosa FI.R.2S3m’ immediately in front of the house in the ocean.
According to the architects: “Conceived as a framed portal cantilevered over an open living, dining, pool and garden area, the contemporary house structure shades the pool terrace such that it is never exposed to direct sunlight. An Aluminium trellis screen wraps around the frame, screening east and west facing walls from the intense heat of the sun as well as ensuring privacy from neighbours.
“To minimise heat gain, the south facing façade was designed to keep the house cool with the use of low-emissions glass and also to ensure resistance to gale force winds. A reflective surface on the bedroom level adds privacy. In all instances of glass usage, special attention was paid to its performance data to ensure absence of the greenhouse effect.
“To the north, the onyx façade facing the road is designed to be a lantern at night, and as a beacon marking the home, mirroring the light beacon nearby in the ocean. The façade is constructed with a stainless steel frame curtain wall with 5 mm onyx laminated with tempered glass.
“Every room in this luxury Singaporean house enjoys a direct relationship with the oceanfront proximity. The kitchen and dining room can be combined to maximise family interaction, and to allow the kitchen to remain connected to the pool and the ocean view.
“Beneath the curve of the attic roof, inspired by the graceful geometry of the stingray, are a study and a sitting room, oriented south with a 180-degree ocean view. A full-length timber deck flanks the southern end of the attic, cantilevered over the swimming pool and evocative of the experience of being on deck of a luxury cruise ship.”